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We Live Again: Anime Art by Felipe Magaña

Felipe Magaña is a freelance artist from Utrecht, the Netherlands, who draws all sorts of things mostly in anime style. We know very little else about the mysterious Magaña, but that’s okay – you can enjoy looking at his wonderful drawings of the Bloodborne, Naruto, and other universes without any biographical explanations. Continue reading »

Charming Beauties and Warfare Kittens: Illustrations by Kyounghwan Kim

Kyounghwan Kim is a South Korean freelance artist. He specializes mostly on the concepts for different Asian MMORPGs, but unlike some other artists from this area, Kim can’t be accused of clichéd and stereotypical characters. Continue reading »

The French Executioner, the Murderer of Kings, and The Subtle Dandy: Art by Shin-ichi Sakamoto

Shin-ichi Sakamoto is a famous Japanese mangaka, the author of the seinen series Kokou no Hito and the remarkable near-historical Innocent, a story about the difficult daily life of Charles-Henri Sanson, the executioner of the French Revolution. Continue reading »

Taiwanese Artist Ren Wei Pan Draws Superb Cyber and Gundam Cuties

Ren Wei Pan is a Taiwanese artist who draws elegant cyborgs in very revealing outfits. It is not very clear how the combat cyborgs are helped in the heat of battle by their bare legs, buttocks and other curious body parts, but the artist is clearly not embarrassed – since they are drawn a bit standard, but talented, we won’t be embarrassed either. Continue reading »

Beautiful and Frightening: Mako Vice’s Bizarre Drawn Girls

Mako Vice is an artist, mangaka, and member of the creative association Gainen15. On her social networks Mako posts pictures with graceful but very specific ladies suffering from various mystical afflictions. One has worm-like fingers growing through her skin, the other one rips her face off and stuff like that. It’s grim, but classy. Continue reading »

The Eyeball-Licking Horror Manga of Suehiro Maruo and Strange Other Obsessions

Suehiro Maruo (born January 28, 1956 in Nagasaki, Japan) is a Japanese manga artist, illustrator, and painter.

Maruo graduated from junior high school in March 1972 but dropped out of senior high school. At the age of 15 he moved to Tokyo and began working for a bookbinder. At 17, he made his first manga submission to Weekly Shōnen Jump, but it was considered by the editors to be too graphic for the magazine’s format and was subsequently rejected. Continue reading »

Japanese Illustrator’s Charming Key Chain Design Gives You a Travel Companion to Paint with Nature

Gifted Japanese illustrator Kamome Fuyuno from Kanagawa writes in her profile that she loves colored pencils and nature. The second part of that definitely shows in one of her most popular works–a clever and charming acrylic key chain that lets itself be colored in by your surrounding natural scenery. Continue reading »

Japanese Illustrator Combines Animals and Vegetables to Make Charming Fairy Tale Creatures

Japanese illustrator, manga artist, and all-around animal lover Ponkichi is continuing his artistic experiences with a new series the illustrator says is an effort to get young children to like vegetables. Each day, Ponkichi posts a new illustration that charmingly meshes adorable animals and vegetables into “fairies”. Continue reading »

Japanese Photographer Captures Stunning Images Of “Time-Traveling Samurai”

A series of stunning images recently posted by architect and photographer Atsushi Kobayashi have been trending lately, and understandably so. Representing a collaboration with traditional Japanese armor enthusiast Naga x Masa, these photos shot in Kakogawa City, Hyogo Prefecture, seem to depict a formidable warrior from the Sengoku Era (1467-1600) suddenly transported into present-day Japan. Continue reading »

Japanese Modeler’s Terrifying Scarecrows Pit Cthulhu And Silent Hill Against Birds

Imagine driving down a lone, winding road in the Japanese countryside late at night, with only the sound of your heartbeat and engine to comfort you until you run into an unspeakable terror. That’s the situation several have found themselves in when coming across one of Japanese figure maker and modeler @harigilly’s uniquely terrifying scarecrows. Continue reading »

Anime Style Body Paint Model Dazzles With The Most Colorful Fashion In Japan


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Ishoku hada (異色肌), “different colored skin” or “unique skin” may not be the most practical form of Japanese creative fashion, but it’s definitely the most colorful. Continue reading »

Japanese Illustrator Enchants Twitter With Magical ‘Full Moon Coffee Shop’ That Only Appears To Exhausted People

In the famously overworked country of Japan, many people are on the look out for the ultimate way to chill out after a hard days work, resulting in establishments like cat cafes and sleep cafes popping up in the cities. Continue reading »

Japanese Illustrator BerryVerrine Dazzles With Awesome Retrowave Kawaii Art

Talented Japanese illustrator BerryVerrine says she likes “neon, pop, kawaii, psychedelic art”, and her vibrant and expressive style definitely backs that up. A majority of her illustrations feature stylish girls and landscapes, but despite the explosive use of color can sometimes give off a haunting aura. One might look at her artwork and find influences rooted in retrowave, as well as various anime and works of science fiction, but she somehow finds a way to blend them together expertly in a uniquely dazzling aesthetic. Continue reading »

Illustrator Reimagines Famous Fast Food Brands As Manga-Style Characters

Ever wondered how fast food brands would look like if they were human? A Philippines-based illustrator who goes by alias Ozumii Wizard brings KFC, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Jolibee, and Burger King to life in her Japanese manga-style digital art. Continue reading »

Modern Manga Art By Ilya Kuvshinov

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Ilya Kuvshinov is an illustrator and storyboard artist originally from Moscow, Russia, but whom currently resides in Yokohama, Japan. Much of his personal work consists of pin-ups influenced by video games and film. Beautifully and sensitively rendered, Kuvshinov is able to paint alluring female characters without the need to sexualise them (for the most part). Continue reading »

Impressive Cosplayers During The Sydney Manga And Anime Show

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Mikayla Kelly poses during The SMASH – Sydney Manga and Anime Show at Rosehill Gardens on August 8, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
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Manga Cosplay During the International Leipzig Book Fair in Germany

A participant in the Manga cosplay competition attends the International Leipzig Book Fair in Leipzig, Germany. (Jens Meyer/Associated Press) Continue reading »